6 Negotiating tips: Part 3

6 Negotiating tips: Part 3

5. Include a personal letter with your offer Sellers may get multiple offers on their property, and if they all look very similar, it may be hard for them to decide which offer to accept. If thats the case, your offer will blend right in with everyone else’s. This is why you should not just send an offer, but make yours stand out with a personal story and picture of your family. Sending a personal letter with a picture gives the seller a chance to connect with you. The Seller bought that home with intent to make memories too. The idea that they can pass it off to someone else who will love it and cherish the memories they can make with it is something they will connect with. This might be the extra leg up you need to win the house. Every little bit helps! 6. Interview! Interview! Interview! We cannot stress this enough. DO NOT choose the first agent you come to JUST because you do not want to take the time to interview others. Not all agents will go the extra mile to ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for. Agents are supposed to be on your side, not you on theirs. It is so very important when negotiating to make sure your agent knows you like a close friend. If an agent does not want to personally get to know you, then they won’t be able to know how to think when helping you negotiate for the home you want. You want to be able to take comfort in knowing your agent will speak...
6 Negotiating tips: Part 2

6 Negotiating tips: Part 2

Dig a little deeper Don’t be afraid to ask the seller specific questions about the family selling the house. You should also ask about the house itself and the surrounding area. The more you know about your seller the better you can adjust your offer. Things like: – Is the seller in the process of a divorce? – Are they are moving and need a quick closing? – Even personal reasons to why they want to leave the area. The answer to these questions all play huge a role when tailoring your offer. This means asking a listing agent and seller lots of questions! Be sure you are working with Lafayette, IN realtors. Lafayette, IN realtors know the area. A Lafayette, IN realtor can help you deliver your questions and will know how you should interpret their answers. 4.  Real estate agents may just save your future Communicating a request to a seller’s agent can be a rookie move. When you are doing it on your own.There are many real estate specific terms that you may have no idea what they mean, or the weight that they carry. It is almost detrimental not to have a realtor there during all of your communication with buyer or sellers. Lafayette, IN real estate agents have mastered the terminology. They know how to negotiate and fight for you want. They also know the right way to convey what you’re wanting. In return, they can explain the outcome in terms that will help you better understand. Realtors in Lafayette, West Lafayette, and Tippecanoe County will be able to get you the best deal,...
Beautiful Home with Finished Basement – Lafayette

Beautiful Home with Finished Basement – Lafayette

Welcome to 2000 Perrine Street in Lafayette!  This gorgeous home built 12 years ago is full of character and unique attributes.  The front door welcomes you with two big, beautiful pots of flowers- notice the exterior of the home is wrapped in a classy beige stone. Come on into the living room!  This large space is strikingly welcoming with its hardwood flooring and gas-log fireplace.  The crown molding adds to the home’s vintage and classic feel, and the windows emit lots of light!  What a perfect place to spend time with family- whether it be watching your favorite television show or curling up beside the fireplace during cold winter months. The kitchen is a dream come true!  Complete with stainless steel appliances as well as a double oven, baking and cooking are made fun and easy!  The large picture window over the sink gives a great view, and the white walls and cabinets make the room feel light and airy. Just off the kitchen is the formal dining room.  Wow!  Where do I begin? This elegant space has swinging glass doors that separate it from the kitchen, and large windows for a lovely view during dinner!  A beautiful chandelier hangs gracefully over the table, and a china cabinet lines one of the walls.  What a charming place to entertain dinner guests, whether it be friends or family! Step into the sun room!  What a great view of the outdoors through an abundance of stunning windows!  This room is a key feature of the home on 2000 Perrine Street. A finished basement is just one of the lovely qualities of...
Summer Around Lafayette

Summer Around Lafayette

Looking for things to do with family and friends around Lafayette this summer?  Here is a calendar of events to attend or participate in!  Don’t miss out on food, music, art, and more! Continuous Events Farmers Markets:  Enjoy fresh produce, baked goods, and many other treats!  Purdue Farmers Market at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays (until 3 p.m. starting in August); Historic Lafayette Farmers Market at 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, and Sagamore West Farmers Market at 3-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays (until 7 p.m. starting in September). Lafayette Citizens Band:  Concert band music directed by William D. Kisinger. Come be entertained by a talented community on a beautiful summer evening! 7:30 p.m. Riehle Plaza, Second and Main streets, Lafayette. Thursdays through July 30 except July 2 — because of the July 4 Stars and Stripes Concert at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks, all at Purdue’s Slayter Center this year. The band also will have a Labor Day Concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 1. Exhibition:  “A work of art is above all an adventure of the mind.” {Eugene Lonesco} May 12-Aug. 8. Three-venue exhibition by Purdue University Galleries. Textile or textile-like artworks by seven artists. Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center; Patti & Rusty Rueff Galleries in Pao Hall; and Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Exhibition:  “First in the Field: Beginnings of the Nation’s First Computer Science Department.” March 16-July 24. Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections Research Center, fourth floor, HSSE Library, STEW. Hours during summer: 1-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The library also has online exhibits. PMU Summer Concert Series:  The Union and PSUB know how to give Lafayette a...

June Small Business of the Month – Coyote Crossing

We love the Greater Lafayette Community! One of our favorite things to do is interact with local businesses who are great at what they do. We especially love it when we find a local business that excels at the national level. Coyote Crossing is an amazing golf course that is customer and community minded. They great part about coyote crossing golf course is that those two statements only tell part of the story. Did you know that they consistently rank among the best golf courses in the entire nation? That’s right. Because of Coyote Crossing golf course in West Lafayette, IN, the Greater Lafayette community has a presence in the national golf scene. It’s incredible to us that such a business is here and loves being here! We talked to Shane Weist, the General Manager at Coyote Crossing, about the course, the golfers, and the community. We hope you enjoy it! Also, if you fill out this form, you could win 4 free passes to Coyote Crossing! Just in time for Father’s Day. Fill out my online form. Online contact and registration forms from...